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Ice Cream Banana Tree Musa acuminata × balbisiana 'Blue Java'


  • Ice Cream Banana Tree

    Fruit is blue when it first appears then turns yellow when ripe.

  • Ice Cream Banana Tree

    Can grow indoors near a bright light source.

  • Ice Cream Banana Tree
  • Ice Cream Banana Tree

    Makes a great potted patio plant.

Why Ice Cream Banana Trees?

A fast-growing, cold-tolerant variety, our Ice Cream Banana Tree is known for its hardy qualities and delicious taste...especially since it produces fruit that actually tastes like ice cream.

  • Thrives indoors or out.
  • Fruits as soon as the first few seasons.
  • Tropical growth that's cold hardy down to 20 degrees.
Regular price $39.95 Sale price
$39.95
Size:
  • 6 inch pot
  • 2 Quart
  • 1-2 ft.
  • 2-3 ft.
  • 3-4 ft.
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Product Details

Mature Height: 10-15 ft.
Mature Width: 8-10 ft.
Sunlight: Full-Partial
Growth Rate: Fast
Harvest Time: Varies
Botanical Name: Musa acuminata × balbisiana 'Blue Java'
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
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Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors

(hardy down to 20℉)

Product Description

Sweet Bananas Taste Like Ice Cream

Why Ice Cream Banana Trees?

A fast-growing, cold-tolerant variety, our Ice Cream Banana Tree is known for its hardy qualities and delicious taste...especially since it produces fruit that actually tastes like ice cream. And you get a tropical look plus amazing strength, since this tree boasts substantial leaves, a strong trunk and well-developed root system that holds up well against the elements.

Plus, it's an effortlessly-growing specimen with gigantic leaves and a stout, sturdy trunk. The lime green leaves are complemented by blue-tinted bananas that give the tree its nickname: Blue Java Banana Tree.

Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better

When you taste the soft, creamy fruit from the Ice Cream Banana Tree, you'll agree that it was aptly named. The taste and consistency is unlike any other banana variety in the world. Often compared to vanilla custard, the flavor and texture is smooth, sweet and creamy. But the best part is, with our Ice Cream Banana, you get fruit faster and more easily because we've planted and nurtured it for months ahead of shipping.

And you won't find this one-of-a-kind variety in big box stores. Plant yours today and start growing Ice Cream in your own backyard!

Pollination Info

Ice Cream Banana Tree Pollination

Ice Cream Banana Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Ice Cream Banana Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.

Planting & Care

Note: Banana leaves are huge and can sometimes get crinkled in shipping. Simply remove any damaged or worn leaves to stimulate the growth of new leaves. Use them to wrap meat for your next barbecue. During the growing season you will see fresh new leaves appear every few days.

1. Planting: Ice Cream Bananas can tolerate partial shade, but need at least six hours of sunlight a day. Banana Trees don’t like extreme heat, so afternoon shade will be more beneficial for your tree than morning shade. Avoid areas that receive high winds. If you keep it indoors, place your banana tree by a large sunny window.

Once you’ve scouted your planting location, dig a hole that’s twice as wide as the pot and just as deep. Place your tree in the hole, and make sure that it’s level with the surrounding ground and that it’s standing straight up. Gently back fill the hole, tamping down to prevent air pockets and give your tree a long, slow drink of water. Finally, mulch the planting site to conserve water moisture and keep grass and weeds away from the tree.

2. Watering: Keep your soil moist, but not oversaturated. Water your tree every 2 to 3 days during the summer, and every few weeks in the winter, depending on your climate. Warmer areas that are more prone to drought will require water more frequently. If your tree is in a shady area, it will most likely require less water.

But if you're not sure when to water your tree, simply check the soil about 2 inches down - if the soil is dry here, it's time to water.

3. Fertilizing: Give your tree a well-balanced organic fertilizer once a month during the growing season. Fertilizer will have a recommended dose for the size of your tree on the back of the package. We recommend giving your tree half of that dose for best results.

4. Pruning: Remove any damaged or broken leaves that hang downwards. After your tree produces fruit, trim it back to about 30 inches tall, and let the stem dry out for a week or two. Once the stem has dried, remove it. This will allow new banana tree stalks to grow.

Questions & Answers

Why Ice Cream Banana Trees?

A fast-growing, cold-tolerant variety, our Ice Cream Banana Tree is known for its hardy qualities and delicious taste...especially since it produces fruit that actually tastes like ice cream. And you get a tropical look plus amazing strength, since this tree boasts substantial leaves, a strong trunk and well-developed root system that holds up well against the elements.

Plus, it's an effortlessly-growing specimen with gigantic leaves and a stout, sturdy trunk. The lime green leaves are complemented by blue-tinted bananas that give the tree its nickname: Blue Java Banana Tree.

Who is Fast Growing Trees?

We are the largest mail-order nursery in the country, shipping bigger and better trees directly to your door.

And with our Ice Cream Banana, you get fruit faster and more easily because we've planted and nurtured it for months ahead of shipping.

You won't find this one-of-a-kind variety in big box stores. Plant yours today and start growing Ice Cream in your own backyard!

When Will My Ice Cream Banana Tree Fruit?

With our largest sizes, you may get fruit as soon as the second or third year...perfect for those who want to harvest their home-grown bananas as soon as possible!

Planting the Ice Cream Banana Tree

Ice Cream Bananas can tolerate partial shade, but need at least six hours of sunlight a day. Banana Trees don’t like extreme heat, so afternoon shade will be more beneficial for your tree than morning shade. Avoid areas that receive high winds. If you keep it indoors, place your banana tree by a large sunny window.

Once you’ve scouted your planting location, dig a hole that’s twice as wide as the pot and just as deep. Place your tree in the hole, and make sure that it’s level with the surrounding ground and that it’s standing straight up. Gently back fill the hole, tamping down to prevent air pockets and give your tree a long, slow drink of water. Finally, mulch the planting site to conserve water moisture and keep grass and weeds away from the tree.

When Do I Water My Ice Cream Banana Tree?

Keep your soil moist, but not oversaturated. Water your tree every 2 to 3 days during the summer, and every few weeks in the winter, depending on your climate. Warmer areas that are more prone to drought will require water more frequently. If your tree is in a shady area, it will most likely require less water.

But if you're not sure when to water your tree, simply check the soil about 2 inches down - if the soil is dry here, it's time to water.

How I Fertilize My Ice Cream Banana Tree?

Give your tree a well-balanced organic fertilizer once a month during the growing season. Fertilizer will have a recommended dose for the size of your tree on the back of the package. We recommend giving your tree half of that dose for best results.

How Do I Prune My Ice Cream Banana?

Remove any damaged or broken leaves that hang downwards. After your tree produces fruit, trim it back to about 30 inches tall, and let the stem dry out for a week or two. Once the stem has dried, remove it. This will allow new banana tree stalks to grow.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however we are currently experiencing delays and could take up to 11-14 days from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $11.95
$15.00-$23.99 $13.95
$24.00-$39.99 $16.95
$40.00-$79.99 $19.95
$80.00-$98.99 $24.95
$99.00-$124.99 $29.95
$125.00-$148.99 $39.95
$149 + FREE SHIPPING!

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KL
08/29/2020
Ken L.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Came roaring back!

This banana plant loved this summer's high humidity and warm days. After arriving with all but 1 branch damaged it not only survived but thrived! We ended up cutting all of the damaged branches off and there it stood with just 1 leaf. Then, it began sprouting a new leaf one after the other. We did nothing other than providing ample water every day and found that the soil that was shipped with the plant enabled it to produce leaves at a rate of 1 per week! Had this plan not gone through the stress of shipping I believe it would have produced a nice bunch of bananas this year, but we're confident that it will produce bountifully next year.

Fast-Growing-Trees.com Ice Cream Banana Tree Review
JS
07/27/2020
john s.
United States United States
I recommend this product
arrive rotted

Not sure it was FGT's fault delivery was delayed by a few days the base of the "trunk" was black mushy and rotting. They did not survive.

ZC
07/22/2020
Zachary C.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Big Tree

I originally ordered the 2-3 foot variety and ended up recieving a full 6ft tree! I am more than happy as it showed up thriving and gained a leaf in 4 days of being unboxed! Second order from FGT and both have been great surprises.

A
07/09/2020
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product
Received most intact

Has big leaves 2 or 3 were broken I was scared . 1 week later down 4 leaves including the top one, but in 2 days a new top pop out and all looking good.

L
07/09/2020
Lee
United States United States
I recommend this product
Super healthy!

Shipping is very slow right now since this company has been swamped with orders, but my plants survived amazingly. In fact the Blue Java started putting a leaf out within a week. It's been about a month since I put it in the ground in zone 8b, and its 5th leaf is already halfway out. Fingers crossed I get a stem to survive the winter enough to throw out some bananas!

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